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Sansego Club – Launching in the next few weeks!

We have some very exciting news here at Sansego..
We are only weeks away from launching our very own Sansego Club!
In this video Craig and Brett both discuss the Sansego Club, with some of the features and benefits of being part of the Club. We have built this for the triathlon community and are thrilled to launch this within the next couple of weeks.
Over the following days we will be detailing all of the benefits of being part of the Club.
In the meantime you can check out the some of these features here: www.sansego.co/sansego-club

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DO NOT TRY THIS SESSION OR FOLLOW THIS ADVICE IF YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH ISSUES, FEEL SICKNESS COMING ON, OR ARE AT THE BACK OF A SICK PERIOD. CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE BEGINNING ANY ADVICE, TRAINING OR COACHING PROGRAM. BY FOLLOWING THIS SESSION OR ADVICE YOU AGREE TO THE SANSEGO TERMS AND CONDITIONS www.sansego.co/terms-conditions

Crowie on his way to Ironman 70.3 Malaysia 2015

By Brett Davidson.

Yes the boys are at it once again! Coach Brett Davidson is again dropping Craig to the airport for this weekend’s 2015 Ironman 70.3 Malaysia. Brett and Craig talk about the upcoming race, his training progress over the last couple of weeks, and being in Sydney for winter for the first time since 1999.

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DO NOT TRY THIS SESSION OR FOLLOW THIS ADVICE IF YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH ISSUES, FEEL SICKNESS COMING ON, OR ARE AT THE BACK OF A SICK PERIOD. CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE BEGINNING ANY ADVICE, TRAINING OR COACHING PROGRAM. BY FOLLOWING THIS SESSION OR ADVICE YOU AGREE TO THE SANSEGO TERMS AND CONDITIONS www.sansego.co/terms-conditions

Ironman Melbourne 2015 Wrap Up

By Brett Davidson.

It is now over a week since the 2015 Ironman Melbourne. Coach Brett caught up with two of the Sansego athletes who he coaches, Dayna Davidson and Steve Murray who competed at the event. They discuss a range of topics including; race preparation, race day itself, and post-race activities. Both athletes had a super day with personal bests on both sides 
Once again a huge congratulations to Dayna and Steve!

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DO NOT TRY THIS SESSION OR FOLLOW THIS ADVICE IF YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH ISSUES, FEEL SICKNESS COMING ON, OR ARE AT THE BACK OF A SICK PERIOD. CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE BEGINNING ANY ADVICE, TRAINING OR COACHING PROGRAM. BY FOLLOWING THIS SESSION OR ADVICE YOU AGREE TO THE SANSEGO TERMS AND CONDITIONS www.sansego.co/terms-conditions

What will it take to get to qualify for Kona?

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Athletes come to us all the time asking us ‘How much do I need to train to make it to Kona?’
But it is not all about the time you put in.
Yes, quality training time is important.

But some athletes are able to qualify for Kona on just 12-15 hours a week. And others spend many more hours a week and never make it there.
So what can make the difference?

It all comes down to your habits. What you do to set yourself apart.

Recently Craig sat down with Triathlon Research and went through in detail all of the critical habits he has adopted that helped make him successful.

The best way to find out if you are on the right track towards your goals – whether that is getting to Kona, or making it to the podium at your local races is to measure your habits.

Take this free online assessment tool to see where you stand:
http://triathlonresearch.org/members/quiz

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DO NOT TRY THIS SESSION OR FOLLOW THIS ADVICE IF YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH ISSUES, FEEL SICKNESS COMING ON, OR ARE AT THE BACK OF A SICK PERIOD. CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE BEGINNING ANY ADVICE, TRAINING OR COACHING PROGRAM. BY FOLLOWING THIS SESSION OR ADVICE YOU AGREE TO THE SANSEGO TERMS AND CONDITIONS www.sansego.co/terms-conditions

Reverse Periodisation and Ideal Preparation Length

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By Chris Pilone.

Traditional periodisation of training for any long distance triathlon (half ironman or longer) and any long distance running event (half marathon or longer) usually calls for some sort of aerobic conditioning phase and then event specific harder work followed by a taper and then race.

In the 80’s some coaches and athletes started using what is called reverse periodisation. This involved a period of more intense training, lower volume and racing at shorter distances prior to beginning a very specific period of higher volume and less intense training aimed at an appropriate long distance event. The higher volume less intense training lasted for a period of 8 to 12 weeks with a 7 to 10 day taper. Italian Gelindo Bordin won the 1988 Olympic marathon using this type of periodisation. His high volume, lower intensity phase of training involved clocking up sometimes more than 250km per week of running and some marathon paced type sessions such as 3 x 30 minutes at 3:05 to 3:10 per km! Bordin had a 2:08 marathon PB.

In 2013 Pete Jacobs (2012 Kona Champion) raced a very fast half distance event in Australia about a month prior to Kona. I think his time was in the very low 3:40’s. Social media in New Zealand was quite active post this event and speculating how fast he would go at Kona. I put my two cents worth in by saying I didn’t think he would be a factor at Kona. In the back of my mind I was thinking reverse periodisation and that fast a month out wasn’t a good sign. I realise Pete has been troubled by health issues in recent years so other factors may have been involved but in 2013 my comment re him being a non factor at Kona proved correct.

For ironman triathlon and also running marathons I am a firm believer in a reverse periodisation approach. For specific ironman or marathon running training the longest block of training I would use would be 12 weeks, but that would include two easier weeks and 2 week taper. I have known people perform better on shorter preparations than this. I ran my best ever marathon off a 5 week block of high mileage and a one week taper. The higher mileage phase involved some hilly running and some long steady state running but no hard speed workouts. I was fit prior to this training block having done lower mileage and also some short distance racing on the track. In the marathon itself I ran 2:20 on a tough hilly course feeling good most of the way and winning comfortably. I could have run 2 to 3 minutes quicker if I had really extended myself.
This was 1983 and back then I asked myself how much faster I could have run with 12 to 15 weeks of high mileage plus some good hard speed work. I know the answer now! WORSE!!!!!

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DO NOT TRY THIS SESSION OR FOLLOW THIS ADVICE IF YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH ISSUES, FEEL SICKNESS COMING ON, OR ARE AT THE BACK OF A SICK PERIOD. CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE BEGINNING ANY ADVICE, TRAINING OR COACHING PROGRAM. BY FOLLOWING THIS SESSION OR ADVICE YOU AGREE TO THE SANSEGO TERMS AND CONDITIONS www.sansego.co/terms-conditions

Catch up with Crowie after his Geelong 70.3 Win

By Brett Davidson.

Coach Brett Davidson caught up with Crowie after his recent win at Ironman 70.3 Geelong over the weekend. They talk about recovery after the race, training sessions for the following week and Craig’s schedule over the next month. Craig talks about how his recovery process has changed as he has aged over the years.

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DO NOT TRY THIS SESSION OR FOLLOW THIS ADVICE IF YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH ISSUES, FEEL SICKNESS COMING ON, OR ARE AT THE BACK OF A SICK PERIOD. CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE BEGINNING ANY ADVICE, TRAINING OR COACHING PROGRAM. BY FOLLOWING THIS SESSION OR ADVICE YOU AGREE TO THE SANSEGO TERMS AND CONDITIONS www.sansego.co/terms-conditions

Interview with Crowie for Ironman 70.3 Geelong

By Brett Davidson.

Sansego coach Brett Davidson interviews Crowie while driving him to the airport. Craig is on his way to compete at the 2015 Ironman 70.3 Australian Championships in Geelong, Melbourne. The event is being held this Sunday the 8th of February. In the car they talk about a whole range of topics triathlon, in particular Craig’s preparation leading into a 70.3 event and race preparation in general.

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DO NOT TRY THIS SESSION OR FOLLOW THIS ADVICE IF YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH ISSUES, FEEL SICKNESS COMING ON, OR ARE AT THE BACK OF A SICK PERIOD. CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE BEGINNING ANY ADVICE, TRAINING OR COACHING PROGRAM. BY FOLLOWING THIS SESSION OR ADVICE YOU AGREE TO THE SANSEGO TERMS AND CONDITIONS www.sansego.co/terms-conditions

Eamonn Breen 19min PB using Sansego program

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A great success story from an athlete who purchased one of our half ironman training programs. Great work Eamonn!

“I used a Sansego Half Ironman training plan in the lead in to my Half Ironman race back in November. I managed to PB by 19 minutes, going from 4:59 down to 4:40. The main thing I learnt from using it was the volume of training right up to the final week had to be high. I would usually associate a 6 hour brick with an Ironman build but it was really useful in giving me the confidence to push hard during the race knowing I had a huge endurance base behind me. By and large it was successful for me.”
Thanks, Eamonn Breen

 

Sansego and Crowie Team Up With 2XU

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Article courtesy of Australian Triathlete.

Australia’s leading performance sports brand 2XU has signed an exclusive sponsorship with World Champion Australian triathlete, Craig Alexander and his triathlon coaching company, Sansego.

As one of the fittest humans on the planet, Australia’s ‘Crowie’ is a three-time Hawaii Ironman World Championship (Kona) winner and two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion, justifying his celebrated “Alexander the Great” claim to fame.

The new official 2XU Ambassadorship will see Craig train, compete and recover in 2XU’s world leading Triathlon and Compression apparel for the next two years. The Port of Tauranga (NZ) Half Ironman taking place this Saturday January 10 will be Craig’s debut race for 2XU.

In addition, Craig’s leading triathlon coaching brand Sansego will be supported by 2XU for the next two years; working together to develop ‘Sansego Performance’ – a new line of specialist high performance sports apparel for triathletes.

To read the full story click on the link below:
http://www.oztri.com.au/News/Crowie_Teams_Up_With_2XU.htm

Time Effective Treadmill Running

By Brett Davidson.

Sansego coach Brett Davidson is right next to one of our athletes Steve, while he is completing a short treadmill run session. Steve is currently training for Ironman Melbourne 2015.
Brett talks about how to utilize running on a treadmill, particularly for all you full time workers.
Save the pounding on your legs and start running on a treadmill to help better your performance.

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DO NOT TRY THIS SESSION OR FOLLOW THIS ADVICE IF YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH ISSUES, FEEL SICKNESS COMING ON, OR ARE AT THE BACK OF A SICK PERIOD. CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BEFORE BEGINNING ANY ADVICE, TRAINING OR COACHING PROGRAM. BY FOLLOWING THIS SESSION OR ADVICE YOU AGREE TO THE SANSEGO TERMS AND CONDITIONS www.sansego.co/terms-conditions